ALGIERS – Thursday, 18 May 2023 (APS) – The national company Air Algerie signed Wednesday a contract, in Algiers, with the American manufacturer Boeing for the acquisition of eight medium-haul aircraft.
The contract was signed by Air Algerie’s CEO Yacine Benslimane and the commercial sales contracts director at Boeing Laura Wolfe-Schutle.
Representatives from the Ministry of Transport, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the National Community Abroad, the National Civil Aviation Agency’s CEO, representatives from the U.S. Embassy in Algeria, as well as executives from both companies were present during the signing ceremony.
The contract entails that Boeing provides Air Algerie with eight B 737-9 max aircrafts with capacity of 170-210 seats.
The first delivery will be in 2027.
Following the signing ceremony held at Air Algerie’s Technopole in Bachdjarah (east of the capital), Benslimane said “This contract will contribute to the development of Air Algerie’s feelt.”
He said that this is “the initial contract within the framework of acquiring a fleet of 15 aircrafts,” highlighting that the first deliveries of these airplanes “are scheduled for 2027”.
These acquisitions are part of “Air Algerie’s fleet expansion strategy by purchasing new aircraft,” Benslimane said.
Apart from the aforementioned agreement, Benslimane also mentioned the future acquisition of other airplanes “through Leasing arrangement.”
Wolfe-Schutle welcomed the signing of this contract, stating that she “appreciates the business relations between Air Algerie and Boeing,” and hopes for a long-lasting growth.